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Opened 2 weeks ago

Last modified 44 hours ago

#4755 reopened enhancement

Establish browser requirements

Reported by: chealer Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: General Keywords: 2nd-opinion close
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Description

https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/ currently says nothing about browsers. Please publish either a whitelist of browser versions supported, or a list of browser technologies (such as HTML 5.0) which supporting suffices for a browser to be able to access WordPress.

Change History (3)

#1 @netweb
13 days ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for the ticket @chealer and welcome to #meta Trac :)

We have the list of supportd broswers documented in the core handbook here.

As such, I'm closing this ticket as worksforme, thanks again.

#2 @chealer
4 days ago

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Thanks for the reply @netweb,
Unfortunately the handbook you're referring to is the "Core Contributor Handbook", a document which targets WordPress contributors. Requirements must be specified in a document for users and prospective users.

And unfortunately, it's not just a matter of copying that page. The page you mention doesn't say which WordPress versions support these browsers. Appropriate requirements would be in the form "WordPress versions x to y have the following requirements: [...] WordPress versions y+1 to z have the following requirements: [...]".
And that page seems to need love otherwise:

  1. I don't know much about Android and iOS, but as far as I know, there are no "Android" or "iOS" browsers ("OS" means "operating system").
  2. The page is presumably outdated (it visibly doesn't take into account Mozilla's ESR releases).

#3 @dd32
44 hours ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion close added
  • Priority changed from normal to low

I don't know much about Android and iOS, but as far as I know, there are no "Android" or "iOS" browsers ("OS" means "operating system").

My understanding is that normally on these platforms the web rendering engine is supplied by the OS.

The page is presumably outdated (it visibly doesn't take into account Mozilla's ESR releases).

I believe that would be deliberate. If a browser isn't listed, it isn't actively supported (ie. tested and/or targetted for)

I don't personally think this is something that deserves a page.

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